AN acclaimed Glaswegian artist’s work inspired by Scottish scenery is being displayed in North Ayrshire.

John Wetten Brown’s free ‘Gable Ends, Safe Harbours and Highland Coos’ exhibition opened in Irvine's Harbour Arts Centre on Wednesday, August 31.

Brown’s work contains paintings of his recent work based on the Scottish history, scenery, and architecture he encountered through his recent travels across the country.

He said: “I am delighted to display my work for the first time at the Harbour Arts Centre.

“Born and bred in Glasgow, I have a fond sense of nostalgia when it comes to Irvine, especially the harbourside as I travelled there often growing up, so it’s fantastic to have the chance to come back to display my works in Irvine.”

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: 'Fishing Village' by John Wetten Brown'Fishing Village' by John Wetten Brown

“In this exhibition you will see imaginary visions of historic fishing villages along with paintings of puffins, lions, tigers and gorillas. Lonely Highland beaches, cute wee squinty buildings, the Spartan in the Harbourside and a couple of scenes from Burns’ epic poem Tam O’Shanter.

“I hope my work will inspire all the folk out there to appreciate the cornucopia of earthly delights this land of Caledonia offers up and be the inspiration to everyone to view their homeland with fresh and informed eyes.”

The artwork was made in the artist’s studio in the West End of Glasgow in a style described by Councillor Alan Hill as “imaginative, bold and colourful.”

Brown’s first exhibition launched in 2001 and his work has since been purchased for collections in the USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and Japan.